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#22 Mar 21, 2012
Count the "I's" and try to find a U.S. Seal.

And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as I continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network.
Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by my intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan . And finally, last week, I determined that I had enough intelligence to take action, and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.
Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad , Pakistan .

Hubris (hu·bris), also hybris, means extreme haughtiness, pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one's own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.
sickest

London, KY

#23 Mar 22, 2012
We give the lives of our sons and now our daughters to protect the interest of the bankers... I've heard many brag about how war is good for the economy of a nation... Imagine allowing our sons and daughters to be slaughtered for the economy of our country... That's what we do,,, thats what happening though,,, all the while thinking we are doing this so our nation can remain free... Condolences to all,,, yes I served myself,,, but this is very true and needs said...

While George Washington was president,,, the farmers in Pennsylvania revolted against the heavy taxation placed upon them by the new King George and Congress of the United States... Known as Shea's Rebellion or the Whiskey Rebellion,,, these tax protestors found themselves confronted by thousands of Federal troops and were quickly put down... Reads like Waco and Ruby Ridge,,, it should also remind you of the Civil War,,, WWI,,, II,,, Korea and Vietnam and all of the other banker wars...
wes-

Kamas, UT

#24 Oct 5, 2012
Answering Machine wrote:
What has he done for anyone aside from all of the welfare Democrats and illegals...
the majority of states recieving welfare ie; food stamps are republican get your facts straight bud.

Since: Jun 11

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#25 Oct 5, 2012
wes- wrote:
<quoted text> the majority of states recieving welfare ie; food stamps are republican get your facts straight bud.
did you reply from your "Obama phone"?
yuio

Elkton, KY

#26 Oct 5, 2012
POW MIA wrote:
<quoted text> That would be wRONg Paul, Rand Paul would make a great leader.
You mean the same guy that blocked the Vet's job bill for an unrealated issue?
satan

United States

#27 Oct 5, 2012
POW MIA wrote:
<quoted text> You can't be a Veteran dumb asx
hehe didn't say she was a vet. Liars are always welcome in hell. Since you are passing yourself off as a vet., i have a nice toasty place for you in the PIT!
Contraire

Chicago, IL

#29 Oct 6, 2012
wes- wrote:
<quoted text> the majority of states recieving welfare ie; food stamps are republican get your facts straight bud.
There are more democrats on welfare than Republicans.
Republicans are the working party, and if so forced and pushed by lazy good for nothings, the work will stop and the whole foundation of America will fall down.

Outrageous!… Obama Administration Met With Mexican Officials 30 Times to Push US Food Stamps For Immigrants. He wants foreigners to eat Americans out of house and home and fast.

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, October 1, 2012, 9:22 AM
It’s as if he wants the country to fail.
The Obama Administration is using a Spanish soap opera format to push food stamps on illegal immigrants and Spanish-speaking Americans:
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/outra...
yuio

Elkton, KY

#30 Oct 6, 2012
Contraire wrote:
<quoted text>There are more democrats on welfare than Republicans/
I dont care if you are applying for food stamps or having your tires rotated, no asks you who you vote for. This is a stupid assumption and you lost your arguement on this one line. This statistic doesnt even exist.

Since: Sep 10

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#31 Oct 6, 2012
His 2013 Defense budget requires retired military to pay more towards their healthcare.
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#32 Oct 6, 2012
hehe wrote:
Ordered the Pentagon to cover expenses of families of fallen soldiers if they wish to beon site when the body arrives back in the US (2009)
Ended the Bush-era "blackout" imposed on media coverage of the return of fallen USsoldiers (2009) Note: The media is now permitted to cover the story pending adherenceto respectful rules and with the approval of the fallen soldier's family*
Ended the Bush-era "black out" policy on media coverage of war casualties (2009)
* Note: Full information is now released for the first time in the War on Terror
Ordered better body armor to be procured for US troops (2009)
Funding new Mine Resistant Ambush Vehicles (2009)* Note: The old Hummers were very vulnerable to roadside explosives and an alarming percentage of our soldiers lost inIraq were on account of IEDs
Working to increase pay and benefits for military personnel (2009)
Improving housing for military personnel (2009)
Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses (2009)
Ordered that conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other neglected militaryhospitals be improved (2009)
Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military to a post-Cold War,modern fighting force (2009)* Note: Bush announced in 2001 his intention to do this butbacked off the reforms after 9/11, which include: new procurement policies; increasingthe size of Special Ops units; deploying new technologies; creating new cyber securityunits; etc.
Ended the Bush-era practice of awarding "no-bid" defense contracts (2009)
Improving benefits for veterans as well as VA staffing, information systems, etc.(2009)
Authorized construction of additional health centers to care for veterans (2009)
Suspended the Bush-era decision to purchase a fleet of Marine One helicopters from suppliers in favor of American made helicopters (2009)
Ordered a review of the existing "Don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military(2010)
New GI Bill for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan (2009)
Signed bill providing assistance for caregivers of veterans wounded in Iraq andAfghanistan (2010)
Note: The omnibus bill does the following: Training, funding, andcounseling for caregivers; promoting pilot childcare programs for women vets under treatment at the VA; independent oversight to prevent abuse; readjustment counseling for National Guard and reservist units; etc.
Eliminated co-payments for veterans who are catastrophically disabled (2010)
Fulfilled campaign promise to have combat troops (90,000) out of Iraq by August 31,2010 (2010)
Established a new interagency task force to assist veterans owning small businesses(2010)* Note: The efforts include promoting federal contract opportunities, improveaccess to loans and capital, mentor assistance programs, etc.
Signed The Families of Fallen Heroes Act, which covers the moving costs of immediate family members of those lost in service (military, intelligence, and security personnel)(2010)
hehe
We also want to let people know that Obama donated the overall majority of his monetary gift for winning the Nobel Peace Prize to The Fisher House that houses families of injured soldiers while they are being treated. We in addition want to make mention that he also personally donates each year to The Fisher House.

Our President in no way shape or form took personal credit for taking down bin Laden. He is the Commander-in-Chief who gives the word to our military. He is also the Chief who presents the informational results to the nation. Had he not been in charge of taking down bin Laden, the Right would have wanted to added it to their bogus list of what he didn't do.
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#33 Oct 6, 2012
I'll also make mention that nowhere on Romney's tax returns does it show he donates to ANY military referencing whatsoever. He does donate the majority to the Mormon Church, and, the Tyler Foundation...a Foundation run by the Romneys and funded by the Romneys..and deducted by the Romneys.

Romney donated $3M in 2010. Over $2M of that went to the Mormon Church as they required 10% of AGI to remain in good standing (in other words the Stock Exchange isn't the only place you have to pay for a Seat in). The balance went to various organizations, to include his old Alma Mater, his boys old Alma Mater, his wife's Alma Mater, his wife's referenced MS, A Boys and Girl's Club he specifically campaigned at, etc. I did find that out of $3 Million in contributions, he managed to squeeze out $20,000 for injured veterans = 0.006% of his total. I believe the family's alma maters took priority over veterans. But he had to do something to say "I did it". lol
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#34 Oct 6, 2012
reality_review wrote:
His 2013 Defense budget requires retired military to pay more towards their healthcare.
You're a liar.

Pursuant to YOUR own Fox News, Obama spoke at a VFW and ASSURED Veterans that the defense cut would NOT have any affect on the funding of Veteran's pensions, or, Healthcare. THEY are EXEMPTED. You do know what exempted means, right?

As for welfare states, proof is in the pudding. Out of the 22 States that went to McCain in 2008, 86% received MORE federal spending than they paid in taxes. Contrary to that, 55% of the States that went to Obama had more. McCain states received $1.46 per dollar of tax; Obama's $1.16.

I hope this clears a couple matters for you.
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#35 Oct 6, 2012
I understand that some Republican states are fighting to keep their welfare dollars and Eitc recipients to keep their economies sustained.

Be careful what you wish for.

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#36 Oct 7, 2012
SpeakUp wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a liar.
Pursuant to YOUR own Fox News, Obama spoke at a VFW and ASSURED Veterans that the defense cut would NOT have any affect on the funding of Veteran's pensions, or, Healthcare. THEY are EXEMPTED. You do know what exempted means, right?
I hope this clears a couple matters for you.
SUMMARY OF THE DOD FISCAL 2013 BUDGET PROPOSAL
PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/librar...

While continuing to support the All-Volunteer Force, the Department did conduct a
review of military pay and benefits. The cost of pay and benefits has grown by nearly 90 percent
since 2001, about 30 percent more than inflation. Changes are needed now to avoid overly large
cuts in force structure and modernization at a later date.
As a result, the Department proposes changes in military healthcare – largely through
increases in TRICARE enrollment fees, new Standard/Extra and TRICARE-for-life enrollment
fees, and increases in pharmacy co-pays. None of the fee proposals in the budget would apply to
active Service Members, survivors of Service Members who died on active duty, or retirees who
retired due to disability. Basic pay raises will be slowed in the years beyond FY 2014, which
will give military members time to plan for lower increases. Total savings in military pay and
benefits amount to about $29 billion over the next five years. These changes amount to slightly
more than 10 percent of required savings even though pay and benefits represent about one-third
of the defense budget.

Since: Sep 10

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#37 Oct 7, 2012
I guess Obama needs to take from the military benefits to pay for the birth control and abortions he seems to be obsessed with.
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#38 Oct 7, 2012
The President has stated there will be NO change in Veteran's pensions or healthcare, that they in fact, are EXEMPT from the budget cuts. I guess we'll have to have a REAL military poster join us later to let us know the truth, which isn't a part of what you're posting above. I will expect that you put your egomania on hold for a respected veteran to comment.

Obama donated the highest majority of his monetary gift for the Nobel Peace Price to the Fisher House. He also made a personal contribution to both the Fisher House and Veterans.

Romney donated over $2M to the Mormon Church, the majority of the balance to $3M to the Tyler Foundation, which he owns and managed to squeeze out $20,000 for our superb veterans. His family's alma maters were more important according to what I've found. That's right folks. Out of 3 Million dollars in contributions, 0.006% went to Veterans ($20,000). Brigham Young, Harvard and his boy's all boy's school was of FAR greater importance than our Veterans. What a shame. But, as Republicans and conservatives would have it, it IS Romney's money and Romney's CHOICE to do with his money as he sees fit. He just didn't see fit to support our Veterans as much as he did an all boy's school!

I see he also bypassed taking $2M more in deductions for 2011 so the public wouldn't see he actually would have paid about an 8% tax rate vs 14%, but never fear. He has (3) yrs. to go back, deduct it and get the refund for it, which he will do when he loses the election. Then we'll go back and research to follow up on this story, however, that wouldn't be possible since then he wouldn't have to show the public he paid actually 8% or less! Nice game plan folks. Then he'd be down to poverty tax rate. Gotta love the big man's games. It's just....I know what they are!

Since: Sep 10

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#39 Oct 8, 2012
SpeakUp wrote:
The President has stated there will be NO change in Veteran's pensions or healthcare, that they in fact, are EXEMPT from the budget cuts. I guess we'll have to have a REAL military poster join us later to let us know the truth, which isn't a part of what you're posting above. I will expect that you put your egomania on hold for a respected veteran to comment.
Obama donated the highest majority of his monetary gift for the Nobel Peace Price to the Fisher House. He also made a personal contribution to both the Fisher House and Veterans.
Romney donated over $2M to the Mormon Church, the majority of the balance to $3M to the Tyler Foundation, which he owns and managed to squeeze out $20,000 for our superb veterans. His family's alma maters were more important according to what I've found. That's right folks. Out of 3 Million dollars in contributions, 0.006% went to Veterans ($20,000). Brigham Young, Harvard and his boy's all boy's school was of FAR greater importance than our Veterans. What a shame. But, as Republicans and conservatives would have it, it IS Romney's money and Romney's CHOICE to do with his money as he sees fit. He just didn't see fit to support our Veterans as much as he did an all boy's school!
I see he also bypassed taking $2M more in deductions for 2011 so the public wouldn't see he actually would have paid about an 8% tax rate vs 14%, but never fear. He has (3) yrs. to go back, deduct it and get the refund for it, which he will do when he loses the election. Then we'll go back and research to follow up on this story, however, that wouldn't be possible since then he wouldn't have to show the public he paid actually 8% or less! Nice game plan folks. Then he'd be down to poverty tax rate. Gotta love the big man's games. It's just....I know what they are!
The president also said the fee for failing to buy healthcare was NOT a tax....he also said the middle class would not see one dime of their taxes increased under OBAMA.
Did he rewrite the Defense Budget proposal? Show me goods---Obama's word is worthless.
Repeat

Rochester, NY

#40 Oct 8, 2012
Re: What has Obama done for our Veterans ?

Not a danged thing!
Blueballs

Tucson, AZ

#41 Oct 22, 2012
Blue wrote:
<quoted text>
Right? It was all Obama... You never even mentioned the people who actually risked their lives. Bush let bin Laden escape? Really? Got any proof of anything you just typed? Of course you don't... You're a little fa&&ot LIAR!
[Yeah, Obama says Bin Laden is dead...so are three Marines and our Ambassador to Libya as well as BPA Brian Terry...but hey I guess he's allowed to have selective memory. And what Biden said On the question of why the administration initially claimed the attack was the result of a protest, Biden explained "the intelligence community told us that." Almost word for word what Bush said about WMD and was crusified for it but I guess the Lib Press gives Biden a pass on it...
REDNECK

Kansas City, MO

#42 Oct 23, 2012
Repeat wrote:
Re: What has Obama done for our Veterans ?
Not a danged thing!
put that a better way.
NOT A DAM THANG.

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